This can hurt many married, separated, divorced, and widowed women.Typically, there are two reasons women don’t have credit histories in their own names: either they lost their credit histories when they married and changed their names, or creditors reported accounts shared by married couples in the husband’s name only.And the more one makes, the more unattractive they considered someone else's debt to be — particularly for those making ,000 a year or more, according to the survey of more than 2,000 people conducted in November.
That doesn't mean everyone with debt is doomed romantically.There is some leniency depending on the type of debt.In fact, nearly 70 percent of Americans in relationships said that finances cause more tension with their partner than their sex life does, according to another recent survey from Learn Vest, an online provider of financial planning services.Close to 6 in 10 said they would rather be single for the rest of their lives than to marry someone with bad financial habits.That explains why about 1 in 5 millennials said debt, in general, was a big deal breaker, according to a separate report by online lender So Fi.
In fact, debt was the biggest relationship killer after dating a workaholic, (which is apparently worse than having no career prospects at all).
National credit reporting companies sell the information in your report to creditors, insurers, employers, and other businesses that, in turn, use it to evaluate your applications for credit, insurance, employment, or renting a home.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the three nationwide credit reporting companies — Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union — to give you a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months.
Creditors may ask you for most of this information in certain situations, but they may not use it when deciding whether to give you credit or when setting the terms of your credit.
Not everyone who applies for credit gets it or gets the same terms: Factors like income, expenses, debts, and credit history are among the considerations lenders use to determine your creditworthiness.
Having more school debt didn't hurt the attractiveness of the person as much as having greater car or credit card debt, Lending Tree found.